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Beyoncé’s highly anticipated and anticipated seventh studio album, renaissance, is now available for the world to hear. The 16-track LP is his first solo album in 6 years since the visual-centric album. lemonade Critics, including Sydney Madden and Anne Powers of NPR Music, have said of the previews that renaissance It represents a musical evolution for this global superstar.
renaissance Includes guest features from Grace Jones, Tems and BEAM, plus tracks from music industry heavyweights, including several from The-Dream, collaborator on the mega-hit “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” and producer Mike Dean and actors from Derrick and Rafael Saadiq.
Beyoncé wrote about this on her website renaissance“This three-part project was recorded over three years during the pandemic. A time to stay but also when I found the most creative time,” reveals the new version as the first of three parts.
Last month, he dropped a surprise single from the album, “My Soul,” an energetic song rooted in dance music influences, featuring Big Freedia and a sample of Robin S.’s “Show Me Love.”
“Thank you to all the pioneers who made culture, to all the fallen angels whose contributions have gone unrecognized for so long,” the statement on his website continues.
In typical Bey fashion, not many details about the album were revealed more than a week before its release. She took to social media to update the world about the project, including its official announcement, which came after she removed the profile pictures on her social media pages.
I clicked on the leak link and the first song on Beyoncé’s album is just her saying, “So, you couldn’t wait, could you?” And then he read my address to me before the song started.
I will see you all in jail
— Keith Nelson Jr. (@JusAire) July 27, 2022
Despite a proven ability to give the world exactly what Beyoncé wants when Beyoncé wants it, no more, no less, the new album was leaked online just two days before its release. Some fans claimed to have seen the CD for sale in media stores in France and the Netherlands.
He addressed the leak and the backlash from long-suffering fans on social media in a post just before the album’s actual release. Write: “Thank you for calling someone who was trying to sneak into the club early…we’re taking our time and enjoying the music.” To that end, the album will initially be released without a video, as opposed to the visual-heavy versions lemonade in 2016 and his album in 2013.
Beyoncé: “My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment.” Statement reads on his website. “A place to let go of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, let go, feel free. It’s been a beautiful journey of discovery. I hope you find joy in this music. I hope it inspires you to rock. Ha!” And feel as unique, strong and attractive as you are.”